Rick McCallum upset?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by WhiskeyGold, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. WhiskeyGold Force Ghost

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    Sorry if already touched on but do you think Rick McCallum retired from Lucasfilms cause he was not handed the keys to it. During the time of the prequels he seemed like Lucas' right hand man and the one to take over Star Wars if Lucas even stepped away. All that work. Then Lucas hands to Kennedy and about the same time Rick retired.
  2. Roberto Calrissian Jedi Grand Master

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    I think Rick said in the making of episode 1 that his job was to please Lucas at all costs. That quote made him seem like a yes man and that's not the type of person/attitude I'd want taking over the franchise. You can see that interview in the special features of episode 1.
  3. Bazinga'd SWC/PT/ Spinoff Manager -Destroyer of Spam

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    While I think Rick may harbor some natural resentment, I would think he is professional enough to not hold a grudge against a man who is largely the reason why Rick is where he is in his professional career.
  4. WhiskeyGold Force Ghost

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    I think that's what if the problems with the prequels. Lucas had nothing but yes men around him
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  5. Sistros Force Ghost

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    I didn't do anything of the sort :p
  6. Bazinga'd SWC/PT/ Spinoff Manager -Destroyer of Spam

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    Its hard to say no to the creator of the story. You have to expect that even if Rick had said "no" to any part of the PT story line or script, what makes you think Lucas would have listened to him. A "Yes" person is one who given the opportunity to object, fails to do so for sake of not wanting to anger the boss. Not sure what Rick told George behind closed doors. However, once the boss makes a decision, you put up a united face and "shut up and color" regardless of what dissenting views you may have had.
  7. SlashMan Jedi Grand Master

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    Rick wasn't really in a position to question Lucas. He could say "that's a good idea" or "no, that isn't," but at the end of the day, it wouldn't really make a difference. The way I understood things, Rick's job was to get things done as efficiently as possible on set and help achieve what Lucas put forth.
  8. MrFantastic74 Jedi Grand Master

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  9. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    I'm sorry, but could you expand on that? Where is the proof that there wre only "yes man"? What exactly should they say "no" to? And why? And how does saying "no" to those things could make the prequels even better?

    On topic: No, McCallum was never promised to replace Lucas, nor do I think he would want to. He's going to keep doing what he likes, so props to him.
    Last edited by Alexrd, Dec 10, 2012
  10. TheMadHatter Jedi Grand Master

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    What is it with Ricks?

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